HORSE RACING

TODAY AT DEL MAR

By Richard Eng

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $34,000, Purse $34,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

Warren’s Jack V. – Among 4 horses that just won their maiden claiming diploma; like his sprint speed on the stretch out.

General Dan – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; his 9-for-11 finishing in the money shows good levl of consistency.

Long Shot – Lord in Command

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Major Smoke – Rafael Becerra takes the blinkers off; the main thing is he’s keeping Rafael Bejarano on board.

Gobbler’s Knob – A bit long in the tooth with 15 career starts; this is likely the slowest field he’s ever faced.

Long Shot – Hy Temp

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds

Carson’s Copper – Speed and the rail for this NoCal shipper; Peter Miller has an uncoupled entry so beware.

Superfecta – Tactical speed to sit a perfect trip if a speed duel ensues; won last time despite traffic problems.

Long Shot – Tribal Mischief

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $46,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds

Yankee Visionary – Showed why he’s been first in 3-of-5 starts, despite the DQ; like his tenacity in the lane.

Fantasy Free – His last sprint try may have sharpened him up for this 2-turn route; will sit a trip and grind late.

Long Shot – Skyspy

Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

One Track Mind – Small class drop may be enough to overpower these; showed no heart in last losing at 1/5 odds.

Excessive Dreamer – Rebounded nicely in last after a miserable try two back; John Sadler likes using Joel Rosario.

Long Shot – Peeka Buddha

Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $23,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Kentucky Waltz – Ran a winning race for this class in last, now gets claimed by Jeff Mullins; expect improvement.

Cherie’s Dream – Got up in the final stride last time; she has a lot of back class where a repeat race is doable.

Long Shot – Steppin Out Rose

Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $64,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Cry and Catch Me – Bob Baffert is overdue to win a race at Del Mar; this is one of the best horses in his barn.

Silent Kitten – Draw a line thru the turf experiment and you see an improving filly; synthetic is her thing.

Long Shot – Look Deep

Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Stag On the Run – Jeff Mullins wheels him back in 5-days; he must be desperate to get this moneyburner a win.

I’m Bulletproof – Been away 9-months, but has back class to compete; you also get your money’s worth with Rosario.

Long Shot – Squire Trelawny

Best Bet – Major Smoke (race 2)

Del Mar Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/1/$7.20; Long Shots, 8/4/$48.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals – 212/46/$377.00; Long Shots, 109/14/$160.40; Best Bets, 13/4/$19.20

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